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#KeepFightingMichael Message will be on the Mercedes W05

Details about the Mercedes W05 have been heavily guarded. Up to now, we haven’t caught a glimpse yet of the new car of the Mercedes F1 Team as the launching of the car is reserved on the first day of testing at Jerez this Tuesday. So far, we only have a short sound clip of the Mercedes W05 and a photograph of its portion which will be the topic of this article. Mercedes AMG F1 revealed a couple of hours ago via Twitter an image of the portion of the W05 which carries the hashtag KeepFightingMichael. Mercedes tweeted the message, “We have a very special message on our car this… Continue Reading »

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Investigators Reveal the Events Leading to the Schumacher Accident

French investigators were finally able to put together the story leading to the Michael Schumacher accident which left the seven-time Formula 1 champion in a critical state on December 29, 2013, just days before New Year and his 45th birthday. According to a report from The Telegraph, Prosecutor Patrick Quincy officially revealed the investigators’ findings about the Schumacher accident. In his account, the multi-time champ was skiing at 2,700 meters, on a tiny off-track portion of the Meribel ski resort. The area was between the blue and red piste. Quincy said that there was no doubt about the skills of Schumacher when it comes to skiing. However, his skis inadvertently… Continue Reading »

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Authorities Seek New Video of Schumacher Accident

Before the year 2013 ended, Formula 1 fans were shocked after news about the Michael Schumacher accident broke out. Following the event, the seven-time F1 champ got into a medically-induced coma. Schumacher’s condition is still critical but doctors say that it is already stabilizing. The events that led to the Schumacher accident are currently being investigated by French authorities. But according to the multi-time F1 champ’s son, who was with him that time, Schumacher smacked his head on a rock following a mishap. To further aid investigators, the family of Schumacher has already given the camera mounted to his helmet during the accident. But whether it was turned on during… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher in Critical Condition Following Skiing Accident

Mercedes-Benz brand ambassador Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after the seven-time F1 champion underwent brain surgery needed as a result of an accident while skiing in Meribel, a ski resort in the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps. The surgery was needed for Schumacher’s serious head trauma, and the official statement from the hospital says “he remains in a critical condition.” The press statement is signed by a neurosurgeon, the Grenoble University Hospital Center’s deputy director Marc Penaud, and an anesthesiologist. Schumacher, whose 45th birthday is only a few days away (January 3) suffered “serious brain trauma with a coma” requiring an “immediate neurosurgical operation” after hitting his head… Continue Reading »

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Schumacher in Mercedes-Benz F1 Car Takes On AMG Models

Before the 24-hour Nurburgring event last weekend, Mercedes-Benz put on an awesome demonstration of what their Formula One car is capable of. The demo pitted Michael Schumacher in a Mercedes-Benz F1 race car against four AMG variants of the brand in a game of “catch up”. The variants included were the A45 AMG, E63 AMG 4Matic, SLS AMG Black Series and SLS AMG GT3. On the helm of the AMG cars were Bernd Maylander, Karl Wendlinger, Nico Rosberg and Bernd Schneider, respectively. The AMGs went on different times and Schumacher started more than a minute after the last car. But near the end of the lap, the F1 car overtook the others… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes AMG Performance Drive to Feature Schumacher, Rosberg in Nurburgring Warm-up

In the lead-up to the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring on May 19, Mercedes-Benz will stage a special showcase called Mercedes AMG Performance Drive, which will pit a quartet of Mercedes AMG vehicles against the lone F1 Silver Arrow to be driven by motorsport legend Michael Schumacher. The vehicles will go out on the track at different times, but are slated to reach the finish line all at the same time. First up will be a 360-horsepower A 45 AMG with Bernd Maylander at the helm, followed by an E 63 AMG S driven by Karl Wendlinger, then comes current Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 driver Nico Rosberg in an SLS… Continue Reading »

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Michael Schumacher Goes Through Nürburgring On A Mercedes AMG F1 Car

On May 19, the Nürburgring Nordschleife will see Michael Schumacher using an AMG F1 W02 car of Mercedes running through it. It comes after the 2007 lap of Nick Heidfeld. Hedidfeld used a BMW Sauber in Nordschleife, which was removed from the Formula 1 racing calendar after the crash of Niki Lauda in 1976. The renowned Formula 1 driver will go through the track on the 19th of May, prior to the twenty-four hour race in Nürburgring. Schumacher indicated that it was his way of showing his gratitude for the support German fans gave during his career, and it will commemorate the first run of a modern model of the… Continue Reading »

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